Musicians, singers follow tune of faith
Jan 17 2007
After each monthly Mass at St. John’s Catholic Prep, Frederick, students comment, “This is the best Mass we’ve ever had!” Angie Galleno, director of campus ministry, said the students’ enthusiasm stems from a new facet of school liturgies – the Praise & Worship Band – composed of 15 singers and musicians from within the student body. New for the 2006-07 school year, the band was conceived as a way to make school liturgies more engaging for students.

Alumni programs keep graduates connected
Jan 17 2007
Some graduates go back just for the sandwiches. The buffalo chicken wrap is popular, as is The Kevin Special: hot roast beef, melted provolone, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, onions, lettuce and French fries (yes, French fries) wrapped in a flour tortilla. Both are favorites of students and alumni in the dining hall at Loyola Blakefield, Towson.

Humility and Excellence; a winning combination
Jan 17 2007
There were two things that Kirk Salvo took away from his high school wrestling days at Mount St. Joseph, Baltimore, humility and excellence. Now into his second season as the Gaels head coach, Salvo, ’84, challenges his wrestlers to focus on the same.

SGA officers more than figureheads
Jan 11 2007
When Jessica Butler of Hamilton was elected freshman class president at Towson Catholic High School last November, she didn’t realize how much work was involved. As the 14-year-old freshman thought about her demanding high school studies and sports events, on top of the planning sessions, constituent service time and Student Government Association meetings, she said the workload can seem overwhelming. “Most people don’t appreciate how much time and energy goes into being in student government,” Jessica said. “I know I didn’t beforehand.”

Grap breaks school record
Jan 05 2007
On Dec. 8, two minutes into the second half of a 52-35 non-conference basketball victory over Havre de Grace High School, senior Briana Grap hit a three-point field goal giving her 1,143 career points and the career scoring record for women at Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Middle River. Grap has twice been named to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland’s All- Conference team, and led the Cougars to the 2005-06 IAAM C Conference championship.

Young Catholic urges donation of money
Jan 03 2007
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Rich Halvorson is counting on 10 million Americans to fast with him Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21, and to donate the money they would have spent on food to what he terms “highly efficient” charities. Mr. Halvorson, a 25-year-old Catholic from Boise, Idaho, believes the donations could reach $50 million. The charities he’s contacted are themselves willing to match funds donated to accomplish specific projects. The Ash Wednesday program is called Global Fast ‘07 -- because Mr. Halvorson expects there to be a Global Fast ‘08 next year.

Jesuit priest among Newsweek's people to watch
Dec 28 2006
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Newsweek magazine has named Jesuit Father John P. Foley, president of the national Cristo Rey Network of Catholic high schools, among "the people to watch in the year ahead." Two other religious figures -- Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Muslim professor Ingrid Mattson -- also made the magazine's gallery of 20 figures to keep an eye on in 2007 in various fields, from politics to sports, religion to entertainment, and education to business.

Vivacious St. Mary’s minister shares special connection with teens
Dec 07 2006
For Ginny Dauses, the 2,000 minutes included in her cell phone plan just aren’t enough. After all, the St. Mary High School, Annapolis, campus minister is constantly fielding calls from young people who want to say hello, see how she is doing, talk about their problems or ask what is on the schedule for the new God Uniting Students program.

Father Bauer, Orioles' chaplain, goes to bat for God and the O's
Aug 12 2004
Father John Bauer was looking for a cold drink on a hot day at the ballpark when God threw him a curveball.